Marti here, I DO have an art journal page to share - although I only took one
picture of it...??? What's up with that? And now it's gone because it
is one of the circle journals I have been participating in. BUT I
wanted to share it with you anyway: I will be doing another with more details to come.
I began the page with a few random light washes of yellow and then laid down a stencil resembling cracks and sponged on Teal Zircon Silks paint. Then I stamped with one of my original Pezadoodle Background stamps - Dropped Scallops in brown Archival ink. I added bits of pale blue wrinkled tissue paper and then rubbed lightly across it with Gold Inka Gold to bring out the texture.
I got my image from the Dover Pictura digital collection 150 Silhouette Designs. I printed her off on my laser printer - it is important to do it on a laser if you want to use it for an image transfer or the ink will smear (don't ask how I know.) You can get laser prints at places like Staples which is where I will be going soon for COLOR laser copies soon for another project I have in mind. Once I had her printed I just spread a layer of gel medium where I wanted her - not too thick - and laid her face down in it. After it dried overnight I wet the paper backing and gently rubbed it off with my finger - perfect transfer! This is different than just printing her off and gluing her down because you can see the background behind her - she becomes a part of the layers. After I added the quote I finished off with a feather stencil. I mixed Kiwi Luminarte Primary Elements with my Gel Medium and smoothed it on over the stencil - gorgeous!
Are you familiar with Dover Publications? What can you do with them now that they are digital??? For starters, with the holidays approaching, check out the loads of fabulous vintage images they have. Check out the Halloween collections being featured right now - vintage to contemporary including some great Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) images and photoshop brushes. Or enter the Very Victorian craft contest - Dover has plenty of fantastic Victorian image collections to choose from! What are you waiting for???